They neither manufactured nor possessed any chattels beyond such articles of clothing, weapons, ornaments and utensils as they might carry on their persons, or in the family store-bag for daily use.
If his wealth consisted of chattels only, he was a bo-aire (cow-aire).
Within a few months the ageing master uprooted himself from Milan, and moved with his chattels and retinue of pupils to Rome, into the service of the house that first befriended him, the Medici.
Demanded a "loving contribution" from all who possessed lands worth not less than forty shillings a year, or chattels to the value of X15; and those who refused to make payment were summoned before the privy council and punished.
Laws, however, did not protect the women, who were the mere chattels of their lords.